'Opaeka'a Falls is a pretty cascade about 150 ft. high, along
'Opaeka'a Stream, in Kapa'a on the east side of Kauai. 'Opaeka'a
means "rolling shrimp" in Hawaiian. Apparently, in old days,
shrimp could be found in the stream at the base of the falls.
There is a developed, and popular tourist viewpoint along
Kuamo'o Rd (Hwy 580). From here, you can see 'Opaeka'a Falls from
a distance. It looks tantalizing and you wonder how you can get
closer. Can you get to the base of this sweet-looking waterfall?
The answer is a resounding "yes"! It is not easy, but if you are up
to it, it is a grand adventure. Please read my disclaimer
if you decide to go.
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|Location: Kapa'a, Kauai, Wailua River State Park, Kauai County
Stream: Opaekaa Stream
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